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Funeral service for rapper Biz Markie held in New York

Aug 2 (Reuters) - A funeral for rapper Biz Markie was held on Monday after the hip-hop personality known for his 1989 hit “Just a Friend” died in July. Fans gathered outside the Patchogue Theatre on Long Island in New York during the service for the pioneering beatboxer whose birth name was Marcel Theo Hall. He was born in Harlem and raised in Patchogue.
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